The Berlin International Economics Congress 2011

”An International Conference on the Future of Nation Branding, Tourism and International Investments in a Globalized World”

(Berlin; March 9th - 12th, 2011 - Held Parallel to the ITB Berlin and in conjunction with the ICD conferences "Nuestra America" and "The Rise of Africa")

Congress Speakers

We are privileged to include as speakers many distinguished experts from the fields of international politics, economists, diplomacy, the private sector and civil society.

Speakers for the Congress include:
  • The Hon. Akua Sena Dansua
    Minister for Tourism of Ghana
  • The Hon. Al Imam Al Sadig Al Mahdi
    Former Prime minister of Sudan
  • The Hon. Alberto Jose Guevara Obregon
    Minister of Treasury and Public Credit of Nicaragua, Minister of Finance of Nicaragua
  • President Dr. Alfredo Palacio
    Former President of Ecuador; ICD Advisory Board Member
  • Dr. Ariel King
    Founder of the Ariel Foundation International Women Impacting Policy, Permanent Representative for the National Council of Women at the United Nations
  • Armands Slokenbergs
    Director, Latvian Tourism Development Agency
  • H.E Ambassador Ahmada R. Ngemera
    Ambassador of Tanzania to Germany; Former Minister of Industry, Trade, and Marketing for Tanzania; Former Deputy Secretary General of the East African Community, responsible for Finance and Administration
  • H.E. Ambassador. Clémentine Shakembo Kamanga
    Ambassador of Congo to Germany
  • H.E Ambassador Dan Mulhall
    Ambassador of Ireland to Germany
  • Daniel Fouchard
    Haitian Ministry of Tourism
  • The Hon. Dimitrij Rupel
    Former Foreign Minister of Slovenia
  • The Hon. Edmund Bartlett
    Minister of Tourism of Jamaica
  • H.E Ambassador Eddy Pratomo
    Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Germany
  • Dr. Endre Horváth
    Deputy State Secretary Ministry for National Economy, Hungary
  • The Hon. Dr. Erhard Busek
    Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria, Former Minister for Education & Cultural Affairs; ICD Advisory Board Member; Former Minister for Science and Research; Advisor to ECIKS (Economic Initiative for Kosovo)
  • Erwin Feldhaus
    Director of “ProMéxico” for Middle and Eastern Europe
  • H.E Ambassador Fesseha Asghedom Tessema
    Ethiopian Ambassador to Germany
  • The Hon. Filippe Savadogo
    Minister of Culture, Tourism and Communication of Burkina Faso
  • The Hon. Frédéric Pierret
    Executive Director, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
  • Dr. Gerhard Prätorius
    Head of Coordination CSR and Sustainability, Volkswagen AG; ICD Advisory Board Member
  • The Hon. Dr. Grzegorz W. Kolodko
    Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland; Professor of Economics, Kozminski University, Poland
  • His Excellency Minister Ho Anh Tuan
    Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam
  • H.E Ambassador Imomudin Sattorov
    Ambassador of Tajikistan in Germany
  • H.E Ambassador Jacky Foo
    Ambassador of Singapore to Germany
  • The Hon. Lord Jack McConnell
    Former First Minister of Scotland; Former Treasurer to the Stirling District Council; ICD Advisory Board Member
  • Dr. Joao Freire
    Brand Consultant for Brandia Central Regional; Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa for the journal Place Branding and Public Diplomacy journal
  • The Hon. Sir James R. Mancham
    Former President of the Republic of Seychelles; ICD Advisory Board Member
  • The Hon. Janez Jansa
    Former Prime minister of Slovenia; president of the Slovenian Democratic Party; ICD Advisory Board Member
  • The Hon. Jean-Paul Adam
    Foreign Minister of the Republic of Seychelles
  • Mr. John Lynch
    Chairman of the Jamaican Tourism Board
  • The Hon. Jose Domingo Arias Villalaz
    Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade of Nicaragua
  • Jose Filipe Torres
    CEO and Head of Strategy at Bloom Consulting
  • H.E Ambassador Joy Wheeler
    Ambassador of Jamaica to Germany; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
  • Dr. Keith Dinnie
    Associate Professor of Business, Temple University Japan
  • The Hon. Dr. Ken Lipenga
    Malawi Minister of Tourism and Culture
  • The Hon. Kingsley Makhubela
    Director-General of the National Department of Tourism of South Africa
  • H.E Ambassador Dr. Makase Nyaphisi
    Ambassador of Lesotho to Germany
  • Mary Kimonye
    Chief Executive Officer, Brand Kenya Board
  • María Elena Agüero
    Deputy Secretary General of the Club of Madrid
  • Dr. Mary Lambkin
    Professor of Marketing, School of Business, UCD Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • H.E Ambassador Mosud Mannan
    Ambassador of Bangladesh to Germany
  • The Hon. Nahas Angula
    Prime minister of Namibia
  • N'Diaye Bah
    Minister of Tourism of Mali
  • Niall Gibbons
    Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland
  • H.E Ambassador Norman Garcia Paz
    Ambassador of Honduras to Spain; Former Minister of Trade and Industry of Honduras; Former Minister of Tourism of Honduras
  • The Hon. Ousman Jammeh
    Former Minister of Energy of Gambia; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gambia
  • The Hon. Rajesh Jeetah
    Minister of Tertiary Education,Science ,Research and Technology of the Republic of Mauritius
  • Robert A. Saunders, Ph.D
    (Assistant Professor, Department of History, Economics & Politics, State University of New York)
  • H. E. Ambassador Tolendy Makeev
    Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Germany
  • Valerija Mencej
    Head of State Promotion Section, Slovenia
  • The Hon. Victoria Saidu Kamara
    Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Sierra Leone
  • The Hon.  Walter Mzembi
    Tourism Minister of Zimbabwe